Study Pathways

English Pathways


SAE have agreements with certain English providers to package enrolment for international students who need to complete an English pathway program prior to entry to SAE.  

When a student has a packaged enrolment for English courses together with their SAE course, they are only required to apply for the one type of visa, which will cover all courses in the package.

SAE recognise that students who successfully complete an English program (in line with IELTS entry requirements) from one of the providers below will be deemed competent in English and satisfy the English requirement for entry into SAE programs.

SAE has preferred Navitas agreements with:

A full list of English providers can be found here.

For more information on credit transfers and study pathways, please contact our international admissions team directly:


SAE Jakarta – Audio, Animation, Film

SAE Jakarta graduates who have successfully completed the first two semesters of an eligible Diploma program in Jakarta, will be granted credit toward a corresponding Bachelor qualification in Australia.  You can complete the Bachelor in five trimesters (18 months). Eligible diploma programs are listed below:

Jakarta Diploma Programs

Corresponding Bachelor program in Australia

Diploma of Audio Engineering

Bachelor of Audio

Diploma of 3D Animation and Digital Effects          

Bachelor of Animation

Diploma of Film Production

Bachelor of Film

SAE Dubai – all courses

Students who successfully passed any Bachelor Degree modules at SAE Dubai campus are eligible for direct credit transfer into the same degree at SAE Australia.

TAFE Pathways

Students who have completed approved Diploma courses at TAFE Queensland campuses, are guaranteed 80 credit points toward the relevant SAE Degree (as below).  International students on this pathway can complete their Degree in 4 or 5 trimesters:

TAFE qualification

SAE Bachelor Degree

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen & Media
(Film and Television)

Bachelor of Film
(Production or Post-Production)

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen & Media

Bachelor of Animation
(3D Modeling)

CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry
(Studio Production)

Bachelor of Audio
(Studio Production or Post-Production)

CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design)
ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and
Interactive Games
Bachelor of Game Development
(Game Programming or Game Design)

AAT College India – Audio

AAT College students who have successfully completed the AAT Diploma of Sound Engineering, are granted direct entry into the third trimester of the Bachelor of Audio, at any of the five CRICOS registered SAE Australia campuses.


SAE recognises certain qualifications as eligible for credit toward an SAE qualification.

You are encouraged to submit credit recognition information as part of the enrolment process so that course progression can be mapped accordingly. Applying is easy, simply complete the Recognition of Prior Learning form along with your application form and submit to our admissions team: